The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.
Forty-four percent of adults approved of the way Newsom is handling his new job, 23 percent disapproved. Newsom’s support was strongest in his home San Francisco Bay area (52 percent),lowest in the Inland Empire (36 percent).
Higher education experts expect Newsom to be more generous to academia than Gov. Brown. New funding and expansion of free community college tuition are anticipated.
California voters support guaranteeing minimum levels of state funding for public universities, survey finds.
The grants will provide legal aid, mental health services, and career support to undocumented students and their families.
A rundown of the governor’s decisions on some of the most-watched education legislation that crossed his desk this year.
Eleni Kounalakis and Ed Hernandez want to use the lieutenant governor’s office to make college more affordable.
Whoever wins the lieutenant governor’s race between Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis will have a seat on the UC and CSU governing boards.
Advocates challenge the next governor to do more to make college affordable.
All four leading Democratic candidates respond to EdSource questionnaire on education issues; the two leading Republicans did not.
The leading candidate for governor also said he supports Jerry Brown's proposal to tie community college funding to student outcomes.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that Brown tie funding to the academic outcomes of low-income students.
The gap between high school graduation and college completion rates varies considerably by race and ethnic group.
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
Budget increases Local Control Funding Formula to 97 percent, boosts higher education spending and preschool eligibility.